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The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
« on: May 17, 2016, 01:01:39 PM »
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As you can tell from this message, the Sims 4 Dine Out is now available.

You can get it for $19.99 on Origin by clocking on this link:
The Sims 4 Dine Out



Create a Restaurant and Dine Out

Own a restaurant and take your Sims out to eat with The Sims™ 4 Dine Out. Create and manage a variety of restaurants, hire staff, and set the perfect menu to earn a profit and expand your business. Dine out with Sims to enjoy all-new experimental cuisine and spend quality time with friends and family.

KEY FEATURES

Create unique restaurants.
Classic diner or upscale Italian bistro? Build your dream restaurant from the ground up or customize pre-made restaurants using new objects and décor. Personalize your space with comfy booth seating, unique signage, or outdoor seating for al fresco fun.

Own and manage restaurants.
Hire the best and fire the rest! Choose uniforms, set the menu and prices, and chat up diners to boost customer satisfaction. Aim for a five-star rating or build a multi-restaurant empire to really rake in the Simoleons.

Dine out with your Sims.
Take your Sims out to enjoy a delicious meal. Catch up with friends over brunch, spend time with family, or treat your Sims to a romantic date, without having to do the dishes.

Experiment with new food.
Adventurous Sims can dig into new experimental cuisine that looks as good as it (hopefully) tastes! Serious foodies can snap food selfies to memorialize these edible masterpieces. Plus, dine out enough and your Sims will learn to cook these dishes at home.


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Build, Own, and Run a Restaurant in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack

We hope you have a full appetite and a craving for creative cuisine, because we’re taking everyone out for dinner. That’s right! Today, we’re announcing The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack*!

The Sims 4 Dine Out: Official Trailer

This is a game pack we've wanted to make for a long time, and based on your forum, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and carrier pigeon comments, we know many of you are as excited to try it as we were to make it. In The Sims 4 Dine Out, you’ll not only be able to take your Sims on delicious trips to beautiful pre-made restaurants, you can get creative and customize your own.

But, why stop there? The Sims 4 Dine Out lets you build, own, and run a restaurant, which means it’s time for your entrepreneurial Sims to jump out of the fire of their normal day-to-day job and into the frying pan of the kitchen. We make no excuses for our metaphors



The Sims 4 Dine Out is full of new experiences, like experimental food, clumsy waiters, and so much more. But, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. We will dive deep into how the sausage is made in the very near future, so keep a close eye on our social channels and website to find out more in the coming weeks.

Hungry for more? Don't worry, you won't need to wait long to dig in – The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack will be released on June 7


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Re: The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 02:11:18 PM »
I'm already excited!



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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 02:53:18 PM »
I'm hungry for more.
Looking forward to seeing more about running a restaurant to see how that works.
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Re: The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 03:18:58 PM »
Gah! I want this so bad!

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2016, 03:56:28 PM »
I'm an addict! Trying to figure out how to get this lol

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Re: The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2016, 04:17:18 PM »
More kitchen items, plants, adorable paintings - now to save the money for 3 weeks or I won't be able to buy it, lol. Another short hair style for women, I can't wait for that (even though it's more about the restaurant than what hair styles come with it =P) and a dress with longer skirt.

I'm confused about something, the employees at the fast food restaurant have badges on their vests, what does that mean?
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2016, 04:38:58 PM »
I'm confused about something, the employees at the fast food restaurant have badges on their vests, what does that mean?
There is a restaurant chain in the states that people wear buttons all over their vests known as "flair".  It's a joke in a few movies including office space and a few others I can think of but not their names.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 04:43:29 PM »
Thank you for explaining. I thought it would be something useful, lol.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016, 05:21:36 PM »
I want to know more! Is there a new skill? Aspiration? More I say!! Looks good though.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2016, 09:10:34 PM »
@Nettlejuice also, it could possibly be their name tag right? All our waitstaff here in SA wear them. I'm not gonna be able to get this even with saving :-( the Rand-Dollar exchange is really bad!

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2016, 04:17:34 AM »
Ohhh, it looks like fun.. can't wait for it to come out, though I think I'm going to have to dip into my new computer fund for this game.. is it sad when you are willing to buy a new sims game versus a new computer...
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2016, 03:20:33 PM »
Hmmm.Hmm told everyone buyable Restaurant's was coming out, but no they had to remove my post. So to help them I deleted it

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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2016, 07:03:35 PM »
I'm not stoked about the restaurant theme, but I'm glad to see some new content. Things have gone quiet in terms of official news lately.

I'm already kind of bored with TS4 though. Unless they release content that really excites me, I might pass on some of it until they start bundling it. I'm not knocking the pack generally, it just isn't my thing. If they have enough CAS and build items that draw me in I'm more likely to buy it than I will based on the restaurant content.

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2016, 09:17:31 AM »
I am very excited for this one! :D It immediately reminded me of a show I watch: Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay. I hope my sims won't make it a kitchen nightmare  ;D

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New Dine-Out Blog Entry
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2016, 06:43:43 PM »
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Get Weird with Experimental Food in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack

Hi Simmers! The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack* is coming on June 7, and includes the ability for your Sims to go out to eat, and own and run their own restaurant. But that's not all that's on the menu.

Today we  wanted to talk about some of the new dishes so that we can fully savor the flavor and whet all our appetites for this fantastic game pack. Tired of the food metaphors? Strap in, it’s going to get worse.



The Sims 4 already has a wide variety of recipes, running the gamut from real-world favorites to Sims classics. We were eager to experiment in a more ambitious culinary realm, so we set them loose to create a huge array of high concept, bizarre, tantalizing, Experimental Food.

The goal behind the experimental food is to wow your Sims. We wanted to create beautiful, avant-garde dishes that seem like they come from a celebrity chef on an amazing cable TV show. The dishes are bright, bold, and beautiful, and full of life with amazing new animations that you might not expect to see on a platter.



The flowing lava on the Volcano Pasta is gorgeous and amazing. The Jungle Moss Egg with Lavender Wisps looks like something from an alien world. And the savory Bacon Love Petals look like a dish that I’d gladly spend $19.99 on at a high end restaurant.

The food isn’t just a culinary feast for the eyes and the imagination. Your Sims will benefit from a slew of powerful and fascinating Moodlets that will represent exactly how your Sims feel about the flavors bombarding their digital palates. If you want, your Sims even have new social options to discuss their food.



We always try to make our game current with real world trends, and The Sims 4 Dine Out is no exception. Your Sims can eagerly photograph their meals. But, to take it a step further, all of these will turn into beautiful photographs for your Sim’s walls, or even their own restaurants! Your Sims can challenge themselves to complete the Experimental Food collection, which gives them a reason to try every dish in town.

We’re a bit hungry from all this food talk, so we’ll leave you here and find something to eat. Perhaps we’ll snack on Cubed Ahi with Veggie Wasabi Matrix? Yum!

The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack will be released on June 7, but there's still plenty to talk about. The burners are barely lit for what we have to show you. And no, the food puns will never stop.

 

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Sims 4 Dine Out Teaser Trailer
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2016, 07:26:23 PM »
There is a new teaser trailer for Dine-Out.

Currently, the link is on a twitter post.  When it gets up to Youtube, I will replace the link:
https://twitter.com/TheSims/status/733705879384547329

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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2016, 08:33:59 PM »
Thank you @Bri for the link!
I looked at all the teaser trailers on that twitter account and see a lot of good-looking and/or interesting sims.
Hopefully, we'll get some new premade sims. I really don't want to go to a restaurant to find it's staffed by the Goths! (as much as I love the Goths...)

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2016, 08:39:57 AM »
I am dying to get my hands on the plants and the lights. The boys outfits are adorable.
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2016, 10:43:49 AM »
I love the new hairstyles.  They were the first thing to catch my eye.

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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2016, 11:22:52 AM »
I think I'll be waiting for actual player reviews.  I have the musical chairs bug and the meet your date and they wave and disappear bug so I'd be curious to see if either of those show up in the game play of the pack.  As far as I know you can only visit the restaurant, as a customer, or manage one.  If you could be a chef or one of the wait staff I would find it more interesting.

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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2016, 05:10:18 PM »
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11 Ways to Customize Your Restaurant in The Sims 4 Dine Out

Your Sims can do more than just visit restaurants in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack*. If they're feeling a little more ambitious, potential restaurateurs and foodies can customize their own restaurant.

There are so many ways to tweak, add spice, re-arrange, and build your restaurant that… well, let’s stop talking and start explaining! We put together a list of ways you can customize a restaurant, and even a video showing what it's like to run your own. With these tips in-hand, you'll be able to improve overall star rating, leading to higher profit and success!

Give it a Name. What’s in a name? You tell us. No, seriously. Every restaurant needs a name and we’ve given you a quick and easy way to provide one for your latest food service establishment.

Pick the Aesthetic. If you’ve ever been to a restaurant review site, you know the setting and ambiance is a priority for restaurant goers. Get creative with your restaurant by making it a subterranean dungeon dining experience, or an outdoor garden, complete with a hedge maze. Put dining a few stories up to provide a view, or simply recreate your favorite hometown diner.



Stir in the Basics. The requirements for a Restaurant Venue are quite simple, which provides you with a lot of flexibility in making a unique one. You’ll need a place to use the restroom and clean up, the Host Station, Waiter Station, and Chef Station, and several Dining Spots. The Dining Spot isn’t just a table, but a combination of tables and chairs. Or, stools and tables. After all, people need to sit when eating. Sims aren’t goats!

Mix in Some Spicy Décor. If you have outdoor seating, but sure to place the all new Heat Lamp to keep your diners toasty. Add in the new booth object when you want variety from the typical dining chairs and stools. Give your kitchen that authentic feel with the food racks, and be sure to prominently display the Nectar Fridge so you look appropriate high end. Players who are themselves avid diners can place their Experimental food photographs on the walls. And, finally, the gorgeous, huge new aquariums will both look amazing and keep the day’s catch fresh for your new seafood restaurant. The decorative options in The Sims 4 Dine Out are truly the chef’s choice.



Design the Signage. One of our favorite new object suites in The Sims 4 Dine Out is our customizable sign set. Choose from a few blank signs which can be placed flat against the building, stick out, or place on the ground. Then, choose from a variety of symbols, letters, and colors, to create a sign that is unique to your restaurant. This is such a fun, simple creative tool to use with a variety of restaurants!

Define the Attire. Sims can wear practically anything, and we recognize it’s important for your stories that they look appropriate. Using a simple menu, you can define how customers dress when they arrive to dine at your restaurant. Is it a formal venue? Boom, choose formal. Do you want people to dress a little sillier? Maybe party is the way to go. Define the look from start to finish!



Clothe the Staff. Every restaurant has Chefs, Waiters, and Hosts, and they all need clothing! How much, and what, is completely up to you. You can quickly choose from a series of preset clothing, or you can enter Create a Sim for every role, and every gender for that role. Do you want your waiters wearing Bear Suits from The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat Game Pack*, or perhaps the Knight costume from The Sims 4 Get Together*? Go for it. Perhaps you want to go classy with board shorts and bikinis for your host employees? Also possible. The clothing is so crucial for creating a thematic, hilarious, or real-world mimic and the choice is up to you.

Choose the Menu. Choosing the food should be an easy and tantalizingly delicious choice. And it is! Using a simple interface, you’re able to quickly select and preview menus like Diner, Brunch, Experimental, or Italian. But if you don't like the pre-set choices, you can always...

Customize a Menu. Like so many things in The Sims 4, you have the choice to customize something to make it YOUR story! You can load preset menus to tweak them slightly, or you can pick and choose each and every dish the restaurant serves. This includes the Appetizer, Main course, Dessert, and Drink options! The images are beautiful and vibrant and everything looks tasty. The hardest choice will be figuring out what NOT to serve at the restaurant!



Learn from My Library. If you aren’t sure where to begin with your restaurant, you can head over to My Library for six gorgeous pre-made restaurants that are included with The Sims 4 Dine Out. Chez Llama will show you just how beautiful a restaurant can be, while Hogan’s Burger Bar pays homage to The Sims 3 and is the neighborhood’s burger hangout. Naturally, The Diving Pelican is a seaborne seafood restaurant that will show you how the tail wags the fish. If you need inspiration, we’ll get you started!

Share to the Gallery. One of our favorite features of The Sims 4 is the Gallery, as it is the perfect way for our best creators to easily share their ideas. Plus, fans who are less inclined towards building can pick and choose from the best of the community. Be sure to share your restaurants to the Gallery as soon as you put the finishing touches on the menu! Also, it’s good to know that your staff outfits, customer dress code, and customized menu are all preserved with the physical restaurant as well!

The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack will be released on June 7. We can't wait to see what you create!

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Sims 4 Dine Out: Gameplay Trailer
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2016, 05:12:41 PM »
There is a new Sims 4 Dine Out Gameplay trailer:

The Sims 4 Dine Out: Own Restaurants Official Gameplay Trailer

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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2016, 06:25:13 PM »
I saw this earlier and it just shows the pack is going to be amazing.
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Re: The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2016, 08:43:03 PM »
Things I get excited about:

You can set the dress policy for your customers -- something above "no shirt, no shoes, no service". My sims will finally get some use out of their formal clothes.
Two different types of booths.
At least two different placemats for children to color (a barn and a freezer bunny).
A larger aquarium.
Food critics.
Experimental food for my aliens.

And of course, the new lighting and whatever was meant by "CAS Changes Coming."
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2016, 04:25:25 AM »
I love that your guests can review your restaurant. Really looking forward to this one!

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7 Reasons to Get Excited for The Sims 4 Dine Out
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2016, 04:44:46 PM »
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7 Reasons to Get Excited for The Sims 4 Dine Out

Are your Sims hungry? They won't be for long! The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack* is, well, packed with stuff to do. So let's crack open the menu and tell you what you can look forward to.



Experimental Food: We had a field day with a large amount of thrilling, gorgeous, innovative dishes in the game pack. There's stuff that you’ve never seen before in a The Sims game. They’re photo worthy, which is why your Sims will take pictures and hang them on their walls. Complete the Experimental Food collection if you want to prove you’re a true foodie. Learn more about Experimental Food here.

Varied Dining Experience. The dining experience is full of new experiences for your Sims. It’s the perfect place to bring a date or celebrate a birthday. There are new activities for the kids, and the casual Sim-watching experience at the restaurant is better than almost anywhere else in the world. Your Sims will also gain powerful and interesting Moodlets. Simply put, taking the family out to eat is a blast.

Customizable Restaurants: Restaurants are customizable from start to finish. You can choose the name, the menu, how the staff dresses, how customers dress, and what the restaurant looks like. We left no stone unturned on the customization front so you can dig in to the starchy bits and customize to your (artichoke) hearts’ content. Read more about restaurant customization here.

Ownable Restaurants: Your Sims can throw off their uniform and replace it with a toque (look it up!) to start their own restaurant. If you’ve played The Sims 4 Get to Work*, you have an idea of how it works. Your Sims can hire, train, and inspire staff, compensate customers for bad service, customize the menu, and more to enjoy a rich, full flavored entrepreneur experience. We cannot wait to read about your restauranteur stories.



New Objects. Keep outdoor diners cozy beneath the new Warming Lamp, or complete your seafood restaurant with the beautiful new aquariums. Customize your own signs for your restaurant and plop down booths for snug, intimidate dining. Don’t get us started on the decorative objects! You’ll have so much décor to sink your teeth into.

Pre-Made Restaurants. If you aren’t a builder, or want to see some examples before creating your own, try one of the six pre-made Restaurants located in your Library. Seafood, high-end Italian, diners, and date-night restaurants are all here.

Bring the Food Home. If your Sims love to cook, and they love the new food they tried at the restaurant, they can try their hand at cooking it themselves. If you purchase a Chef Station for your home, you can set your Sims to work. Wow home dinner guests with new experimental foods like the Glazed Heirloom Bamboo Roll and Sizzled Brisket over Sour Clover Salad!

We cannot wait to share more with you about The Sims 4 Dine Out. It releases on June 7 and you’re going to love it. Tuck your napkin into your collar, because it’s almost time to eat!



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Re: The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2016, 05:01:42 PM »
I am already very excited, but we can't pre-order yet...

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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2016, 05:02:32 PM »
I really want this!! One week to go..

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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2016, 10:53:21 AM »
What time is it out tomorrow?

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Re: The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2016, 11:58:15 AM »
There is no firm set time for a Game Packs release.  However, if I go with past Game Packs/Stuff Packs released, it is usually between 10 AM and 11 AM my time (so, 24 hours from the time of this posting).  Don't take that as a guaranteed released date, though :)

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The Sims 4 Dine Out now available:
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2016, 12:50:46 PM »
As you can tell from this message, the Sims 4 Dine Out is now available.

You can get it for $19.99 on Origin and help support the site by clicking on this link:
The Sims 4 Dine Out



Create a Restaurant and Dine Out

Own a restaurant and take your Sims out to eat with The Sims™ 4 Dine Out. Create and manage a variety of restaurants, hire staff, and set the perfect menu to earn a profit and expand your business. Dine out with Sims to enjoy all-new experimental cuisine and spend quality time with friends and family.

KEY FEATURES

Create unique restaurants.
Classic diner or upscale Italian bistro? Build your dream restaurant from the ground up or customize pre-made restaurants using new objects and décor. Personalize your space with comfy booth seating, unique signage, or outdoor seating for al fresco fun.

Own and manage restaurants.
Hire the best and fire the rest! Choose uniforms, set the menu and prices, and chat up diners to boost customer satisfaction. Aim for a five-star rating or build a multi-restaurant empire to really rake in the Simoleons.

Dine out with your Sims.
Take your Sims out to enjoy a delicious meal. Catch up with friends over brunch, spend time with family, or treat your Sims to a romantic date, without having to do the dishes.

Experiment with new food.
Adventurous Sims can dig into new experimental cuisine that looks as good as it (hopefully) tastes! Serious foodies can snap food selfies to memorialize these edible masterpieces. Plus, dine out enough and your Sims will learn to cook these dishes at home.

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« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2016, 02:31:08 PM »
Question I haven't seen anywhere -
My understanding is that active PCs can't work there.
What about inactive PCs?

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« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2016, 05:18:28 PM »
Hi @Loghren welcome to the forum. You can purchase it through Origin. I just placed a few of the Maxis made lots into Newcrest and then took my own sims out for a date. The diner worked beautifully, all fully staffed by NPC's/townies. No glitches of bugs so far. I found the game play as a 'visitor' to the diner really fun!
Your sim can own and play as the manager but you have to hire all the staff. I think family members can help out but I haven't got that far into the play yet! Luckily Carl's already got a great guide out.
Guide to Dine Out
You'll find all the links to the various game play elements from the main link.  :)
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« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2016, 06:54:33 PM »
@Playalot @Carl

Thank you so much, Playalot, for sharing the news that Carl already has a guide out for this. I just downloaded it and I didn't even bother to check the guides because it's still so early.

Carl, I wanted to once again sing your praises for being Da Man, but the Add-Ons section of the forum doesn't have a child board for Dining Out yet.
Otherwise I would have gone there to say: You're so awesome to have put together so much gameplay info and strategy already.

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Re: The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2016, 08:47:10 PM »
I was thinking of buying yesterday, but Origin wouldn't load the store for some reason. Then I changed my mind this morning and decided to buy this later when it's on sale. But seeing that last trailer with the customers giving reviews, and the critique with his critical taste buds, an idea just popped into my head for a personal challenge for this type of game pack! There's something about winning people around with good food and seeing smiles when they like it, that just touches me. Too close to real life for me. :D Must have this game! Gonna get it tonight after my knitting group finishes. I wonder if I can finish knitting my baby's blanket while my head's in the cloud thinking about this dining affair? :P

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Re: The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2016, 10:00:20 PM »
If anyone is having difficulties with purchasing Dine Out or any other game from Origin, try using a different browser. As firefox (for us) tends to not load Origin correctly. So we have to use IE to make purchases.
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